The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation has awarded a $138,000 grant to the Salem Community College (SCC) Foundation for Practical and Associate nursing scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.
Salem Community College currently admits 82 students in their nursing programs. “Many students are forced to work extra hours to pay for their courses, which causes them to lose valuable study time. These additional scholarships will help relieve students’ financial burden and help with retention,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director of the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation.
“The SCC Foundation is truly grateful for this vital grant supporting our nursing students living in Salem County,” said Christina Humphreys, SCC Foundation chair. “The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation’s generosity over the years has been instrumental in helping hundreds of Salem County residents complete their studies at Salem Community College and launch successful healthcare careers.”
To learn more about the Foundation, you can visit SalemWellnessFoundation.org.
Atlantic County unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against the ever-growing drug crisis that has gripped communities throughout the county — the Hope One Mobile Unit.
Through private donations and funding, Sheriff Eric Scheffler and his partners were able to restore a 12-year-old vehicle donated by the county.
The mission of Hope One is to provide mental health and substance use disorder education, awareness and outreach services to Atlantic County residents — all free of charge. It will travel straight into the heart of communities hit by the crisis offering each person who seeks help an individualized treatment plan.
Representatives from Legacy Treatment Services, Join Together Atlantic County, Shore Medical Center, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will travel on Hope One to provide an array of services, including assisting with Medicare applications and temporary identification.
To show the state Senate’s gratitude for the Hope One Mobile Unit, State Sen. Chris Brown presented the sheriff with a resolution to thank him and everyone involved for all of their hard work for making Hope One a reality.
By going into communities throughout the county, Scheffler believes they are putting their hope into action and reaching the people who need it the most. “The hardest thing about this crisis is connecting these services to those who need it,” he said.